As part of Canada's system of national parks and national historic sites, Wood Buffalo National Park of Canada is our country's largest national park and one of the largest in the world. It was established in 1922 to protect the last remaining herds of bison in northern Canada. Today, it protects an outstanding and representative example of Canada's Northern Boreal Plains.

Highway 5 Construction Update

Resurfacing and culvert replacement work on Highway 5 in Wood Buffalo National Park may cause short delays, but promises smoother rides.

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Hours of operation

Open all year-round
May 17  – September 1:
9 am – 6 pm daily 

Fees

Free admission for youth.

Other fees still apply.

Contact us

Fort Smith main office: visitor centre
Phone: 867-872-7960
24 h hotline: 867-872-7962

Fort Chipewyan satellite office:
Phone: 780-697-3662
Fax: 780-697-3560

Email: pc.woodbuffaloinfo-infowoodbuffalo.pc@canada.ca

fire duty officer

 Get current updates on wildfires with the Wood Buffalo National Parks Fire Status map. 

To report a fire within the park boundary, please call the Fire Duty Officer`s cell at (867) 621-0136.

Sites nearby

  • Nahanni National Park Reserve

    Remote granite pinnacles lure top alpinists, wilderness river tripping opportunities attract paddlers, interpreters share cultural and natural history with river trippers, campers and day flight visitors.   

  • Tehjeh Deé
    Nááts'ihch'oh National Park Reserve

    In the headwaters of Tehjeh Deé (South Nahanni River) Nááts’įhch’oh National Park Reserve is a place where culture and nature are intertwined. Nááts’įhch’oh offers whitewater paddling and off-the-grid hiking in the Northwest Territories for experienced adventurers.